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Archivist I or Archivist II African American Community Archivist

Company name
Austin Public Library

Salary
$40,000 - $45,000

Location
Austin, TX
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Archivist I: $19:36 - $24.59

Archivist II: $21.31 - $27.06

This position will be filled as an Archivist I or Archivist II based on experience. Under limited supervision, this position processes archival collections related to the African American Community; provides reference services to the public, and provides public programming related to African Americans.

DUTIES, FUNTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

1. Provides archival reference and research services

2. Organizes, processes and conserves archival and/or library collections

3. Compiles and creates finding aids and reference guides by organizing and describing records so that information is accessible

4. Assists public in using collections by explaining available resources and methods for locating information

5. Assists with curating and appraisals to determine function, authenticity and evidentiary value

6. Conducts meetings, training and public programs

7. Provides tours of the Austin History Center to public and staff

8. Assists in planning exhibits by organizing and interpreting historical records for public presentation

9. Collects, maintains and reports statistics

Responsibilities - Supervisor and/or Leadership Exercised: None

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

• Knowledge of archival standards, issues, practices, and trends.

• Knowledge of conservation issues, practices, and trends. c

• Knowledge of reference tools and procedures.

• Knowledge of records management issues and practices.

• Knowledge of digital imaging issues and trends, especially in regards to archival practice.

• Skill in using standards for archival description, cataloging, and networked resource sharing for archival objects and descriptions.

• Skill in oral and written communication including presentation.

• Skill in organizing and interpreting historical records for public presentation.

• Skill in using computers and related software, including Microsoft Office products.

• Skill in prioritizing work assignments.

• Skill in establishing and maintaining effective relationships with employees and the public.

• Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Identifies, acquires, organizes, and processes archival collections related to African American heritage in Austin/Travis County.

2. Develops and implements pubic programs and events related to African American history in Austin/Travis County.

3. Provides public liaison activities including lectures, media appearances and interviews related to African American history in Austin/Travis County.

4. Collaborates with other organizations to plan and implement programs related to African Americans in Austin/Travis County.

5. Leads or assists in planning exhibits by organizing and interpreting historical records for public presentation related to African Americans in Austin/Travis County.

6. Plans, coordinates and supervises volunteer projects.

7. Answers reference questions in person, over the phone an via email concerning general Austin/Travis County history as well as serves as a subject specialist for Austin’s African American population.

8. Collects oral histories documenting African American history in Austin/Travis County.

NOTE: A DACS-compliant archival finding aid is requested as the OPTIONAL DOCUMENT for submission.

Open Date: 1/30/2018

Close Date: 3/04/2018

TO APPLY: http://www.austincityjobs.org/postings/64696

COMPANY WEBSITE: http://library.austintexas.gov/

Institution:

Austin Public Library

Type of Library:

Public

City:

Austin, Texas

Annual Salary:

$40,000 - $45,000

Salary Comment:

See range above

Telephone:

Fax:

Email Address:

Beverly.Rice@austintexas.gov

Website Address:

library.austintexas.gov/

Required Education:

MINIMUM QUALIFICTIONS:

• Master’s degree in Library or Information Science, or related to the assigned program from an ALA accredited

university, with specialization in archival enterprise and/or administration; or must be received within six (6) months

of employment.

• Master’s degree in History/Public History with coursework in archival administration, or a Master’s Degree in a

related field, may substitute for the required Master’s degree in Library or Information Science.

Licenses or Certifications:

• May require a valid operator’s license and the use of a personal vehicle.

Required Experience:

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Experience creating, planning and implementing community events targeted at the African American Community.

2. Experience processing historical/archival collections, creating DACS-compliant finding aids and encoding finding aids, preferably those related to an the African American Community or topic.

3. Experience answering archival/historically-related reference questions from the public

4. Coursework in African American Studies.

5. Publication credits, preferably concerning or targeting an African American Community.

6. Certified Archivist.

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